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Utter Newbie Question - Lathe Solid Selection
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September 11, 2009, 12:39:38 PM
First post, first tutorial not going so well.  :) I've selected the Lathe Solid tool and am attempting to select curves to lathe. The first selection gives an apparent error message, "Curves not Planar" and won't allow me to select the line. It's a horizontal straight line; pretty straightforward. What's going on? I'm feeling rather foolish here, unable to perform even the simplest task... Sheesh.

I've never used any CAD program, but have done some simple 3D modeling.

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Dave

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September 11, 2009, 01:07:43 PM
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Well okay, I got that to work. I used "select chain" on the line I wanted to be the axis (after some rather confusing prior results) and got the solid. Good deal.

But now ... Where's the "Shell Feature" tool? I cannot find this for the life of me. User manual doesn't appear to even show its icon. I believe the tutorial does show that but I cannot find it in the toolbar. Any help?

Thanks some more,

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September 11, 2009, 01:09:32 PM
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Okay, found that. I'll shut up for a while until I really get stuck I guess.

That shouldn't take long.

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